Stamford care home’s future looks brighter after landlord announces new plans

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A LANDLORD’S plans to start-up a new care home company has eased fears for the future of a care and nursing home.

NHP, which owns the Priory Court complex, in Stamford, has announced plans to set-up a new care home operating company in October, after the collapse of Southern Cross last week.

The property investment firm owns 249 of the care homes run by Southern Cross, which recorded a £311m loss and suspended dealing in its shares last week.

Now NHP is looking to work with specialists Court Cavendish in starting up the new company, which will be the largest care home operator in the UK.

NHP director Paul Thompson said: “We have kept the Government fully informed of this latest development, and are looking forward in due course to the unveiling of a new operating company that will move forward with high quality care at the heart of everything it does.

“Working closely with the Southern Cross management team and other landlords remains crucial for the good of those who depend on the care provided out of our homes.

“NHP has chosen one of the most experienced health and social care operation teams in the UK, Court Cavendish, to lead with us the new operating company that will, in time, take over its homes.

“Continuity of care in all the homes owned by NHP remains the number one priority.”